International and Domestic Pet Health Certificates

Pet health certificates for domestic and international animal travel.

Pet Health Certificates in Hoboken, Bayonne, and Jersey City

Safe travel for your pet both within the country and abroad! Tuder Veterinary Group provides health certificates for international and domestic travel. Request an appointment today to ensure a stress-free trip.

Traveling abroad? Be sure to plan ahead!

International travel is complicated! We require international consultations 1-3 months before arrival in your destination. If you will be traveling sooner than that, please call to speak to our management team.

Tuder Veterinary Group understands that your pet is an extension of your family, and their well-being is a top priority. Our objective is to provide you with the support you need in order to make preparing for your vacation as smooth of a process as possible.

We take pride in providing excellent veterinary services to help make sure your next adventure with your furry companion starts off as smoothly as possible. Contact us with any questions or to make an appointment, and let us help make your pet’s journey a safe and comfortable one.

Before your trip

  • Get the required documentation. Whether traveling domestically or internationally, you may be legally required to obtain documentation such as a health certificate and proof of vaccination. This is where we come in.
    • We recommend bringing the list of requirements specific to your location with you when you visit our clinic for your pet’s health certificate. This way, we can collaborate to make sure you have everything your pet needs. Each country may have its own set of legislation and health standards, and our staff can help ensure that all required vaccines, testing, and documentation are completed correctly and on time.
      • Visit the USDA-APHIS website to review your destination country’s requirements for pet arrival.
  • Check your airline’s pet policy. Each airline has different rules about traveling with pets. Some airlines only allow small pets in the cabin, while others allow larger pets in the cargo hold. There may also be weight and breed restrictions, and additional restrictions you may not have yet accounted for.
  • Make sure your pet is microchipped. They will most likely need an ISO-compliant microchip if traveling internationally.
  • Choose the right carrier. The carrier must be the right size for your pet and must be sturdy and well-ventilated. It should also have a secure door that your pet cannot open.
  • Identify pet relief locations at your airport and make use of them as needed, as close to boarding time as possible.

What to bring

  • All paperwork as required by law and by your airline
  • Pet license and/or passport as needed
  • Your pet’s collar and ID
  • Carrier and leash(es)
  • Your pet’s normal food supply, sufficient water for proper hydration, and any medications
  • Calming treats, drops, or vest (consult with us for recommendations for your pet’s specific circumstances)
  • Blanket or other source of comfortable bedding
  • Your pet’s favorite chew toys
    • Aside from helping them relax, the act of chewing can help relieve some of the built-up pressure in their ears from the altitude of their flight.

Additional information from trusted sources

  • APHIS Pet Travel Information – Outlines requirements to keep in mind, based on the specific country you will be traveling to
  • CDC Guide to Traveling with Pets – Covers a range of pet travel information, as well as important news pet parents should be aware of before traveling abroad with their furry family members

We’re here to help!

If you have any questions concerning travel requirements for your pet or need assistance with the necessary papers, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our skilled and experienced team members are ready to help you every step of the way.